Essential writing tips from author, writing coach Chip Scanlan:
Steps for Managing Your Stories
- Lower your standards.
- Get something down.
- Swallow the bile that rises in your throat when you write a first draft.
- Print out early.
- Read aloud.
- Apply very critical standards.
“Print out early” is my favorite. Your writing always looks different on paper.
Another tip I recommend is publishing a draft to a Kindle device or Smartphone/Tablet. It’s like looking at your work with a fresh pair of eyes.